Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bidirectional Transformations (BX)

Bidirectional Transformations (BX) are a specific type of transformations of particular interest for many applications in software and information system engineering. This Winter I co-organized a one week seminar on BX theory and applications at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). BIRS was an excellent venue and the seminar was quite worthwhile, as it provided a way of getting leading researchers from different communities to exchange their ideas and theories (despite arctic temperatures of -20 to -40 C) . A report on the seminar is now published at the BIRS Web site.

The next BX workshop will be coming up in Athens as part of the EDBT/ICDT joint conference. There I will be co-presenting a paper in the application of BX in support of information system reengineering.

Translating ideas into (health) software – the safe way

I was invited to give a presentation at the University of British Columbia as part of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) workshop this year. This year’s workshop theme was “translating ideas into practice”. Being a software engineer rather than a biomedical engineer, I chose to present on software engineering concerns, in particular safety and security concerns, related to biomedical software. Here are the slides¬†for my¬†presentation.